Tag Archives: Heavy Metal

Grand Magus – Triumph And Power

Thundering in from Sweden comes album number seven from Grand Magus, the band that personifies the embodiment of true heavy metal spirit. Formed in 1996, JB Christoffersson and Fox Skinner embarked on an epic journey of evolving heaviness. They welcomed Ludwig Witt to the group on ‘The Hunt’ and now …

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Tad Morose Interview with Christer “Krunt” Andersson – November 2013

Swedish ‘heavy metal’ band Tad Morose was formed in 1991 by key member Christer “Krunt” Andersson. The band’s history becomes a murky bleakness… but in 2013, at Andersson’s urging, they regrouped and released a new album, Revenant. Best described as classic heavy metal with a modern touch, these guys draw …

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Beaten To Death – Dodsfest!

Beaten To Death is a band from Norway, featuring members of current, established metal acts: Tsjuder, Insense, and She Said Destroy. If you are looking for vicious grindcore that’s also innovative and satirical, look to Dodsfest!. These guys nail it: everything from dirty grind to jangle-pop melodies (played over blastbeats). …

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Ghost Avenue – Ghost Avenue

Ghost Avenue‘s brand of heavy music used to be called classic or power metal. On their eponymous 2013 disc, this Norwegian band showcases 11 energetic, catchy, melodic songs powered by dual guitar riffs. Add to that a solid rhythm section and a reasonably good vocalist for the genre, and you’ve …

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Witch Cross – Axe to the grind

  Witch Cross is a Danish classic heavy metal band. Formed in 1979, their sound is sometimes like early Heavy Load. It’s good old school heavy metal. One highlight on “Axe To The Grind” is their new singer Kevin Moore. He is maybe the biggest factor that they sound like …

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Famous Underground – Famous Underground

First of all, Famous Underground can pull it off live, and that’s something to admire about them. What you’re hearing on the album is what you’re going to hear live in concert. It’s not a manufactured ‘Autotune’ band. This is a monster group of heavyweights to watch. Plus, how can …

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Howl – Bloodlines

Howl are an extreme metal quartet from Providence, Rhode Island. The band formed in 2006, so they are fairly ‘new’ or ‘young’. Howl signed with Relapse Records in 2009, releasing their first full-length effort, Full of Hell, in 2010. Their second album, Bloodlines, is slated for release by Relapse Records …

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Brute Forcz – Out For Blood

Full length debut loses impact as it wrestles with production. LA’s Brute Forcz is a three piece heavy metal band featuring ex-wrestlers Slammer and Jammer alongside guitarist Will Wallner. Their self-released album has been taken up by Pure Steel Records. “Out For Blood” is a collection of 10 tracks of …

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Raven Lord – Descent to the Underworld

Raven Lord, and the kind of metal they have produced with their superb debut album, would have Jack Black going bat-shit crazy screaming “THIS. IS. METAAAAAAAAAALLLLLL” and they do indeed invoke similar kinds of feelings for me too. They’re like a united nations of metal, musicians with hugely strong pedigrees …

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Beckon Interview – Glasgow, 27th Jan 2012

Sometimes it’s good to kick back and take a look at what’s happening in the local metal scene around the UK.  We did exactly this in Glasgow as we caught up with local unsigned band Beckon to find out just what their thoughts are on the future and on getting …

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Holy Grail – Ride the Void

It’s been the best part of three years since US metallers Holy Grail released their critically acclaimed debut, Crisis in Utopia.  A number of line-up changes aside, they’ve continuously worked hard and played harder, touring and writing to produce follow up album Ride The Void. I remember supporting Holy Grail in Glasgow …

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Fozzy – Sin and Bones Review

Fozzy, heavy metal curio or bona fide band? The brainchild of Rich Ward and Chris Jericho, they’ve spent the past decade shaping the band and moulding it into what we see and hear now through the release of their forthcoming album “Sin and Bones”. Truth be told, “Sin and Bones” is Fozzy’s …

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PM captures Stuka Squadron for interrogation, Ivory Blacks, Glasgow 23/5/12

The mission was a success. We managed to infiltrate their lair and capture 2 of the Stuka Sqadron soldiers. Then I got to interrogated them! Please note a sense of humour is essential for viewing this video, as it contain some bad language, torture*, nudity* swearing, damn fine tunes, flashbacks …

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Stuka Squadron – Ivory Blacks, Glasgow – 23rd May 2012

Glasgow saw a mini invasion of Germanic Teutonic vampires as Stuka Squadron made their first attack on enemy soil here to kick off their mini tour of destruction around the UK and, while it was a disappointing crowd for them to play to (thanks in part to the almost unheard …

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